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Rankings: CT building codes New England's best

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's residential building code program recently earned high scores among the top hurricane-prone coastal states, according to rankings by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety...

Mass. selects Avangrid joint venture Vineyard Wind

Matt Pilon |

Massachusetts regulators are moving forward with Avangrid and its partner to develop an 800-megawatt offshore wind farm.

GE's latest sale: Its 111-year-old rail business

CNNMONEY |

General Electric is giving up full control of its century-old rail division as the conglomerate's empire continues to shrink.GE, an early pioneer of...

Eversource: Storm damage worse than expected

Joe Cooper |

Electrical damage caused by last week's severe storms that hit Connecticut with at least 4 tornadoes is worse than previously believed as more electric lines were downed compared to Superstorm Sandy...

Telecom industry books major win in municipal-broadband fight

Matt Pilon |

The state's telecommunications industry has booked a major win in its municipal-broadband fight.

Eversource eyes Sunday restoration following 4 tornadoes

Joe Cooper |

Utility customers in four communities hit by separate tornadoes on Tuesday are expected to have power restored by Sunday as Eversource crews work to repair 91 miles of downed electric lines, the...

Western CT takes brunt of storm outages

Matt Pilon |

Following severe Tuesday storms that may have produced a tornado, more than 92,000 utility customers were without power, according to Eversource and United Illuminating.

Efficiency coalition lawsuit: Funding raid is unconstitutional

Matt Pilon |

A group of five Connecticut energy efficiency contractors, ratepayers and not-for-profits is seeking to block the state's planned sweep of $155 million in ratepayer funds, on the grounds that the...

New ownership for Middletown power plant

Matt Pilon |

The private-equity owner of the 620-megawatt Kleen Energy power plant in Middletown said it has sold a majority stake to four Japanese companies.

MDC customers to pay for state water assessment

Joe Cooper |

Regional water provider The Metropolitan District (MDC) said it will begin billing customers in June to fund a new state water assessment mandate.

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